Rayo Vallecano Vs. Espanyol Preview (Week 14) : Vallecanos Determined To Feature In Espanyol Encounter

Updated: November 12, 2013
Sergio Garcia

 Losing to Sevilla in their own territory was frustrating and disappointing. This is what Espanyol felt and in order to rectify their mistakes, the club is committed to dominating the pitch against Rayo Vallecano. But while it is true that the Vallecanos are minnows, expect them to force a down the wire match.


Rayo Vallecano vs. Espanyol Preview


Match Date: 24 November 2013 (local time)

Venue: Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas


Team Form

Rayo Vallecano

After breaking Celta Vigo with a 0-2 victory, Rayo Vallecano exhibits the possibility of moving out of the relegation zone and surviving this season.


The Vallecanos are still on the regelation area. However, they went a notch higher due to its most recent success. Goals from Jonathan Viera and Joaquin Larrivey earned the coveted victory.
According to the club’s top brass, Paco Jemez, the win gave them a “breather” that they have always wanted. Jemez further added that such triumphant feat added more “strength” to the club and even acknowledged the resilience of Celta Vigo on the pitch.


In terms of injury issues, Adrian is expected to be sidelined until the end of December dueto an injured right calf. Galeano also share the same recovery period when he encountered problesm with their right thigh muscle.


On the other hand, despite the inspiration received, Rayo Vallecano should not forget to observe utmost care when handling the ball when they meet Espanyol. The Vallecanos tend to concede at least 2 goals in 2 of their last home matches.



Espanyol dropped 4 notches below the 8th spot after the rival Sevilla thrashed them with a 3-1 victory in their own territory.


Now on the 12th spot and out of the top 10, Espanyol has the chance to redeem themselves and go back to their winning ways. They are pitted against Rayo Vallecano, which is one of the 3 teams occupying the 3 spots in the relegation arena. But they cannot be too complacent. The defeat in their own ground brings more question to their ability to fare well during their away matches. As a matter of fact, 4 of their most recent encounters outside home ended in a defeat.


It must be noted as well that since they have failed to secure another win after their stunning victory against Atletico Madrid. They have only won once in their last 6 matches and such scenarios leave them with no other option but to win.



Football betting tip: Rayo Vallecano 2-3 Espanyol

Needless to say, Espanyol gets the upper hand in this match. Their last 6 encounters with Rayo Vallecano had the odds into their favor.  Against the Vallecanos, they present a higher possibility of securing a great win.




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